Deep down, already there

Some traditions, East and West, hold that everyone, deep down, has an original perfect quality, a clear or luminous, natural, true state and potential. This gets covered over by the constructions and labels which we adopt as we conform to our environment, or as we change ourselves in response to people around us or the circumstances of our lives.

In some Buddhist traditions, we simply should get in touch with our already present, buddha-nature, underneath all our daily agitations. 

All beings are full with buddha-nature.

It is only due to their agitations that they do not know or perceive it.

Thus, diligently work with those experiences which lead you to eradicate getting agitated.

Mahaparinirvana Sutra, Mahayana Buddhist sutra, c 2nd Century CE

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